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Not many players have what it takes to defeat Cohasset sophomore Emma Davis, and Sunday’s girls’ South tennis singles match was no different. After two swift matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals at the Marion Indoor Tennis Club, Davis cruised past Wellesley freshman and Bay State Conference MVP Ashley Avery, 6-1, 6-3. In her three matches over the weekend, she dropped just five games.
Davis’s victory did not come as much of a surprise, since she lead Cohasset to the Division 3 South title last year as a freshman. She also competes in USTA New England and national tournaments, making her one of the best Under-18 female tennis players in New England.
With all of her success, Davis wasn’t sure she would play high school tennis this year. Her fitness regimen is strict, and she didn’t want to miss out on tournaments; but one thing changed her mind.
“Up until the deadline I was thinking I wasn’t going to play,” she said. “Then I saw my teammates and knew I had to — the team aspect of it is just so much fun.”